Alden Herbert Murton

Born: January 26, 1860

ALDEN HERBERT MURTON. No record of the successful business men of Langlade County would be complete without a sketch of the career of Alden H. Murton, who has been a resident of this county for number of years. Mr. Murton was born January 26, 1860, in the Town of Macomb, St. Lawrence County, New York state, the son of Martha (Walrath) and Thomas Murton. Until he reached twenty years he stayed on his father's farm, aiding him after he completed the rural school course. He then moved to Weyauwega, Waupaca County, Wisconsin, and worked in the lumbering industry as a teamster. Between six and seven years passed and then Mr. Murton came to Langlade County, settling first at Antigo, and in the fall of 1890 he moved to Bryant, Price township, where he operated a store and engaged in a general lumbering business for two and a half years. It was at this time that the Bryant village fire occurred and Mr. Murton's was one of the most disastrous fires of the town.

In 1894 Mr. Murton moved to New London, Waupaca County, Wisconsin, and for that time up to 1908 he was engaged there in the mercantile business, after which he went to Sugar Bush and for two years operated a business successfully. He then returned to Antigo, Langlade County, engaged successively in the scaling of lumber, logging, potato industry as a representative of the L. Starks Company and was for a few years in the mercantile business. April 1, 1922, he purchased the bakery of B. Finch at 603 Fifth avenue and is now conducting the same with an excellent public patronage. Mr. Murton was married on November 7, 1885, to Sarah Davis, of St. Lawrence County, New York, to which union the following children were born: Earl, deceased, born at Weyauwega; Vera, born at Bryant, Price township, now Mrs. Oliver Weinandy, of Cochran, Wisconsin; Beatrice and Lila, both born in New London. Mr. Murton was a Supervisor and an Alderman of the Second Ward, New London, while a resident there. He has been a member of the Odd Fellows (North Star Lodge No. 104) of New London for over a quarter of a century. He is a member of the Congregational church.

Source: p.318 History of Langlade County Wisconsin Dessureau. Berner Bros. Publishing CO. 1922.